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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's in the Box? Birchbox Review August 2014 and Coupon Code

This month there was some confusion with my Birchbox. First off I asked for the "Every Girl" box but instead I got something else. That is okay though. Then they shipped me two boxes, but only charged me for one, which is fine, I let them know and they said I could keep the second box or gift it. I will either gift it or use it as a giveaway. Not decided on that yet. 

I was really hoping for a Benefit sample that the every girl box came with but now I have heard that the eyeliner sample, the one I really wanted, was a one use sample, so no big loss there. 

So let's focus on what I did get. My box's theme was Keep Calm and SPF On. The items I received are:

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Frangrance 

Number 4 Hair Super Comb Prep & Protect

theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen

Vasanti Cosmetics Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream Acai Grapefruit

Now, lets focus on each product...

The perfume, by Catherine Malandrino is not something I would buy. Perfume of course is hard to review because we all have different body chemistry, and just like different scents but this one is by far not for me. It is very berry scented, and has a heavy creamy vanilla like base scent. I do like the vanilla aspect but it is just overall way too sweet for my taste. Also the scent does not have good staying power on me. So this is a miss.

Number 4 Hair Super Comb Prep & Protect is a pretty good product but I have another favorite that works better on my hair so while I would say it is worth buying if you do not already have a favorite I will not be buying it. So not a hit but not a miss. It's a draw on this one. 

theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac lip stain in Beauty Queen color... well, I was really excited to try this, reviews seem to favor it but upon looking again the reviews are quite mixed. I prefer lip colors in creams generally so it's not like I am a huge fan of stains but this one had no staying power at all for me so this is a miss. 

Vasanti Cosmetics Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser was good. Left my skin feeling clean and refreshed. I would not buy it because again, it did not out perform my favorite which I buy the entire line of, so its not going to make me switch up my routine but it is a good product. So I will give it a draw as well. 

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream - once again, I already use a product like this and love it. I am still not sure if I like it better or not which more or less tells me I don't like it better, otherwise I would know right away. It is a GREAT product though and I give it a hit simply because it does what it should, what it claims to, and is by far better than your regular shave foams, gels, and creams. I would suggest you give this, or a product like it a try! 

So overall, this month, Birchbox for me was ... whatever but as always the redeeming value to me for getting the box is that it is inexpensive, I get to try new things, and I get the points! I love the birchbox points system. It is one of the highest value points systems out there and you get 1.00 back for each point you acquire, which is super easy to do with reviewing their items on the Birchbox site. Basically it affords me the shave cream that I do love very much, and keeps me in stock of it, usually for free using my points. You can use your points on any items they have in their shop and trust me, they have a ton of products to select from, mostly name brand stuff. 

So if you want to give them a try please consider using my referral link as I will also get points for that as well and use code BBPLUS100 for an extra 10.00 in Birchbox credit! That is like getting your first box FREE! 

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